I bought this blue top from COS (US link) a few weeks ago and it has proved very useful. It has been part of my capsule travel wardrobe on two occasions. I like the way it can look casual or dressy due to the fact it is made of soft cotton jersey with a silk panel. It has an easy A-line style, great for preventing any clinging round the tummy area. It also has a longer hem at the back which I find flattering.
I was very excited when COS opened their first shop in London about ten years ago. I have always liked their pared-down aesthetic. I find their shapes modern and functional. Their styles do tend towards the voluminous and oversized; however I don’t think you necessarily need to be tall to wear their clothes. I have a friend who is petite and she is a great Cos fan. Whenever we go shopping together she nearly always finds something that suits her.
I have teamed my blue top with my navy foundation trousers from Hopefashionuk. I bought them last year and find them extremely comfortable. They are excellent for travelling as they roll into a ball and do not crease. I also find that they are cool in warmer climates. You can see how I combined them as part of my travel wardrobe last July.
It is good to have time to smell the roses. All photographs were taken by Laura Hines at Hampton Court Palace. Definitely worth a visit. Not far from central London and the gardens are superb.
My silver sandals are by Gabor from last year. Still available here.
I don’t think any post would be complete without me wearing one of my famous hats. I buy most of my hats in St.Tropez market.
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All photos were taken in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram